- Cape Coral Police officers responded to a call of a man trapped under a vehicle after the jack he was using collapsed
- Bodycam footage captured the moment the two officers managed to lift the red vehicle off the man’s roof, saving his life in the process
- The man was taken to a local hospital after suffering serious injuries, but has since been released and returned home
Dramatic police bodycam footage has captured the moment two Florida police officers manage to help lift a car off a man after it crashed onto him.
Cape Coral police said they were called to reports of a man trapped under his car Monday after the jack malfunctioned, trapping him.
Two officers responded to the scene and managed to lift the vehicle off the unknown man, saving his life.
The victim was taken to a local hospital after suffering serious injuries, but has since been released and returned home.
Bodycam footage was released Wednesday showing the heroic actions of officers who arrived at the scene.
Cape Coral police said they were called to reports of a man trapped under his car Monday after the jack malfunctioned, trapping him
The video shows the officer running up the driveway of the man’s home toward the red car.
He quickly grabs the wheel arch and tries to lift the vehicle to free the man, while another officer and another man also help free him.
“Let’s try to get rid of this, okay?” One officer tells the other in the video before calling a bystander for help. “Someone got him out!”
At the end of the video, the man can be heard telling officers: “He has a pulse.”
In a statement, police said, “On October 30, 2023, at 5:47 p.m., Cape Coral Police Department officers were dispatched to retrieve a man who was trapped under his car.”
“While the man was working on his car, the jack failed and the car fell on top of him.
The man can be seen here under the red vehicle as the officers grab the wheel arches to free him
The man was taken to a local hospital after suffering serious injuries, but has since been released and returned home
“Officer Bridges and Officer Klakowicz arrived on the scene. Together they lifted the car off the man and saved his life.
“Officers ensured the man was still breathing and had a pulse. The man was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. He’s back home now.
“Thanks to the officers’ quick reaction time and high level of physical fitness, they saved a man’s life.”